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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Zoe - Week 45 "Altered Media"

Good morning Lovelies! I hope your enjoying your weekend?

So here we are week 45! phew time flies! This week our challenge theme is "Altered Media" over at Premium Craft Brands, don't be put off by this theme, "Alter" means "to change the appearance or use of something" so it could be anything in any theme, after all you are altering a piece of card if your making a card aren't you? But of course it would be fabulous to see what other items you can alter? I've had a go at altering Playing Cards, I'm pretty pleased how they've turned out.

I started with Maimeri Gesso, then used Yellow Ochre Pan Pastels then using the "Butterfly Caught" huge mask and Maimeri Light modelling paste, gave them some lovely texture, once dry I went over with Yellow Ochre Tint Pan pastels, not forgetting to give generous squirts of cheap hairspray between layers to seal it, then a light dusting of the lighter gold Metallic Pan Pastels, if you've not tried the Metallics yet, you really must they are scrummy, very subtle used on their own but used with versamark or perfect medium they give a fabulous richness, I love gilding wax, but I've found mine are quite redundant since I've had my Metallic Pans! Anyway I embellished my cards using various stamps cut out and decoupaged, I hope you like my project, why not have a go, there is a fab prize for the winner, and we pick a top 3 too!



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Tracy said...

Helloooo Zoe, love, love your altered cards and the way you have left the tops of the original cards peeking through . . . not to mention the butterflies and all that texture!!
Big hugs sent your way

KarinsArtScrap said...

this looks great Zoe beautiful done.

gr karin

Claire said...

I adore these little works of art Zoe, they are fab-u-lous! Such a clever idea and the colours you've used are lush
Claire xx

Lou Sims said...

Such a clever idea Zoe and might have to borrow this idea as would make a great 21st present x

Laine said...

Fabulous creations all.

Pauline Butcher said...

A great idea my little friend, and I love how you've altered them, so dimentional and pretty. Big hugs P xxxx

Kate M said...

Love your altered cards - great idea - fabulous!

Victoria Norris said...

Lovely altered cards, might just have a go myself as we have a drawer full of odd ones! The pan pastel colours are gorgeous {hugs} Vickie

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Stunning creations Zoe! Love it. CHeers, Holley

Sylv said...

Wonderful altered cards, love the textured background and butterflies.

sylv xx
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Claire said...

Hi Zoe, love these little playing cards - the texture on them really does show up in the photos. I think I like the middle one the best - but all three are lovely! Claire x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Zoe, loving the background you have created and loving the colours and of course the butterflies.

Linda xxx

Andree said...

These are fantastic Zoe, the textures and embellishments are wonderful. Altering playing cards is a brilliant idea x

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous.


Barbara said...

Fab samples, great idea xx